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1438, Private William NOTLEY — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Newmarket, c.1833.


Enlisted at London on the 26th of March 1851.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Labourer.


He is shown on a nominal roll of officers and men of the regiment at the Cavalry Depot, Scutari, made out on the 9th of November 1855, as being In Hospital there from the 4th of November.

From Private to Corporal: 8th of January 1862.

Corporal to Sergeant: 26th of January 1865.

In receipt of a "good-shooting allowance" of 1d. per day during his service.

Died, "in the Regimental Hospital", at Leeds, on the 3rd of October 1871.


Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman, Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct medal on the 18th of November 1870, with a gratuity of £5.

The muster roll shows his Crimean and Turkish medals and Good Conduct badges were sent to his brother at Foots Monkton, near Gosport, Hants.

A supplementary roll (undated) signed by Major Henry Holden shows him as being issued with the Crimean medal (with clasps for Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman) on the 7th of October 1855.


Death & burial

Died, "in the Regimental Hospital", at Leeds, on the 3rd of October 1871.

Next of kin: Brother, Sergeant James Notley, serving in the Army Hospital Corps.

He was buried in the Leeds General Cemetery, Beckett Street, and the erected gravestone bears the following inscription:

"Sacred to the memory of Sergeant William Notley, 13th Hussars, who died at Leeds Barracks on the 3rd October 1871, aged 38 years. Erected by his comrades as a token of respect to one who had served for 20 years and was in the engagements of the Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman and Sebastopol."

He was interred on the 5th of October in a private grave — there are no other interments in it. (There is a photograph of this stone in the 13th Hussars file.)

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